Remembering Doug Caffery

Doug Caffery — a Staples High School Class of 2013 graduate, and outstanding decathlon competitor — died Saturday.

He was struck by a car in Greenville, South Carolina while crossing Academy Street around midnight the previous day.

Caffery was a member of the U.S. military. After Staples, he studied criminal justice at the University of Alabama.

Caffery was well known in the Connecticut track world. The “06880” community mourns his death.

Doug Caffrey

6 responses to “Remembering Doug Caffery

  1. Julie Van Norden

    Doug was such a lovely guy. He was always polite and considerate to us and a wonderful friend to our son. We enjoyed having him over to our house as well as seeing him at track meets. We are so shocked and saddened by this loss. Our hearts go out to his family. – the Wynne family

  2. Faith Schachne

    What a tragic and unexpected loss. So incredibly sad. Our deepest condolences to the Caffery family. May Doug’s memory always be a blessing – The Schachne family

  3. James Honeycutt

    Doug was an outstanding student in our TV Production class at Staples High School. He was a really talented on-air personality in front of the camera and hosted many of our Good Morning Staples TV shows. We are heart broken over this loss. He was fine human being just getting started with his life. This is a very sad day for me. My thoughts and prayers are with the Caffery family.

  4. Kendall Gardiner

    My heart breaks for this young mans family and friends.
    May Angels surround and comfort them in their time of grief.
    I am terribly sorry for your tragic loss.
    May Doug’s soul Rest In Peace.

  5. Rita Donovan Guinta

    So sorry for all of the Caffery family and so many friends..Hoping that your faith, family and friends are a source of hope and strength. From a member of GFC

  6. Bobbi Essagof

    I remember Doug as student at GFS. He always had a wonderful smile and loved to read. I am so saddened by this tragedy. I’d like to extend my heartfelt sympathies to his family.